Just two years removed from the neck troubles that weakened his right arm but strengthened his resolve, Peyton Manning is off to the best start by any quarterback in NFL history.
The Denver Broncos are 5-0 and the fans are feeling victorious. Not only do they get to bask in the success of the home team, but they get to cash in on a whole bunch of bargains.
Some NFL teams have one star receiver. A few have none. It can be argued that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has three bonafide No. 1 receivers lining up for him at the position.
Peyton Manning is keeping up his record pace of touchdown passes to start the season.
Kayvon Webster has risen up Denver’s depth chart as quickly as he climbed up the Broncos’ draft board, and not just because of injuries in the secondary, either.
Two dropped passes. Two fumbles. Three field goals. OK, so Peyton Manning and the Broncos’ offense weren’t exactly flawless.
In their 14th straight regular-season win, the Broncos rolled over the Oakland Raiders 37-21 on Monday night.
It’s hard to imagine what the scoreboard might look like if the Broncos ever do play the perfect game.
Andre “Bubba” Caldwell canceled his vacation plans after the Denver Broncos’ season ended last winter, heading instead to a tattered football field near his home in Atlanta to run routes by himself, ear buds and reflections his only companions.
So it’s absurd to think Peyton Manning can keep this up, a pace to throw for 112 touchdowns and 7,392 yards this season. Don’t laugh. Defenses sure aren’t.